Quilts Made Modern Class Plan

by Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr

Big Dots Big Fun

Class Description

  • This quilt is designed for adventurous beginners to veteran quilters
  • Students can make it in any size so it’s easy to customize
  • You’ll learn machine appliqué, composition and how to work with freezer paper
  • No need to worry about matching points! This is a fun project that is fat-quarter friendly and can use any kind of prints, from vintage feedsack to contemporary large-scale prints

Big Dots Big Fun quilt Class Length
3 hours

Class Supplies

Classroom Preparation
Each student will need the following:

  • Sewing machine
  • Cutting area
  • Layout area

Students could share an ironing station

Class Outline
(see pgs 100-107 for techniques and tips)

  1. Discuss cutting strategies of large-scale prints
  2. Teach how to make templates
  3. Demonstrate circle freezer paper technique
  4. Discuss composition
  5. Demonstrate machine appliqué technique
  6. Discuss quilting and binding strategies